And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. – Ephesians 6:18 (Picture courtesy of Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash.)
“Hurry is the great enemy of the spiritual life.” Who’s running around juggling tasks, jobs, and family? In his book, The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Spiritually Alive in the Chaos of the Modern World, John Mark Comer gives a compelling case in favor of a slower, simpler lifestyle. Have you read it? Is it worth the read?
Interested in learning more about Media to Movements? On October 18, 8AM Pacific / UTC 15:00, the M2M Coalition will host an online gathering. Chris Villwock of One Kingdom will share “How A European Team Is Building a Hub.” This is a continuation of a series of discussions on marketing strategies in M2M. Click here to register: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=xaubhggab&oeidk=a07ejdtrsaq3c0b5207.
Canadian Baptist Seminary is exploring a training program in the Caucasus. They are looking to see what programs already exist. Can you help? Where do pastors study? What theological training programs exist in the region? TEE? Bible school? Seminary? Is there a need for an accredited seminary-level degree program in the area? “Comment” or contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Everyone is on a spiritual journey. You can come alongside another person on their journey by exploring where they’ve been, where they are now and where they’re headed. Asking questions and genuinely listening can open a door to significant spiritual conversations about Jesus.” Has anyone used Soularium by Cru? These 50, 4×6 original photographic images and five simple questions help you to enter and explore the lives of people around you. For an overview go to https://www.cru.org/us/en/train-and-grow/share-the-gospel/outreach-strategies/soularium/soularium-overview.html. (Thanks, Brian, for letting us know about them!) Let us know what you think in the comments.
Several months ago, a missions minister said this was his best resource to recommend in 2022: Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation by Ruth Barton. Winner of the 2006 Logos Book Award, this book boasts that Barton hearkens back to early monasticism’s “rule of life,” which gave daily space for practicing spiritual disciplines. She sees seven key factors to our overall maturity, peppering them with practical suggestions for individuals and groups. Have you read this? What did you think? Please comment.
Do you need help raising support for your ministry? Support Raising Solutions has upcoming bootcamps!
Oct 20-21 | Knoxville, TN
Nov 1-2 | Houston, TX
Dec 5-7 | Virtual Bootcamp
Would you like help inviting people seeking spiritual answers to look at life and spiritual matters differently? The Strategic Storytelling for Movements course will show you how to do this. The 5-week mentored online course starts Oct. 20 and is valuable for leaders and content creators. You can register at https://www.missionmediau.org/strategic-storytelling-for-movements/. There is a discount if enroll by 10/6.
Have you used Redux – a prayer and discipleship app? “I’ll pray for you.” We’ve all said that with great intentions, but we don’t always follow through. Simply enter a name on Redux, and let it become your personal prayer assistant. You can add any helpful information you choose–contact information, significant dates, prayer needs, and answers to prayer. With every feature and function of the app, keep those you care about at the forefront of your mind. With the Redux app you get notifications, focus areas and resources. Using the Redux app, you can take practical steps towards sharing your faith, beginning with praying for people who don’t know Jesus. Have you used this app? https://reduxpray.com/. Has it helped you with your prayer life? Please comment. read more…
…a $50 gift to Jesus through Brigada for the sake of unreached peoples – from a recurring giver who wants to encourage mobilization to finish the task. Thank you!!!
and… a $45 gift from fantastic friends who want to change the world. God bless you!
Several years ago, we were asked by an executive director of a non-profit, “As a small mission organization with a very bare-bones office in the United States, we need all the help we can get so we can get funds where they are most needed in the nations and places that need the Gospel. One of the areas we need help is finding a very simple, user-friendly Donor Management Software System that would easily interface with our website and enable us to: cultivate our donor base, integrate with social media, send out receipts, create reports, etc. … Some of the advice generated included:
Since that time, the org with which we work has come up with https://aplos.com/ as a solution. The Finance Team here really likes it – but we’re sure there are others as well. In the years since the above, has anyone come up with anything else that you like – and why do you like it? Please comment! read more…